• NGT plants: EFSA overlooked most powerful and risky applications

    Testbiotech warns EU Commission and Parliament of severe consequences 17 April 2024 / The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has overlooked extremely powerful and risky applications of new genetic engineering (NGTs) on plants. This is particularly worrying as EFSA is responsible for correctly informing the EU institutions about the risks associated with NGT plants. If…


  • Field trials with plants obtained from new genetic engineering

    First experimental release of NGT rice planned in Italy A first European field trial with NGT rice is supposed to be started in Italy this year. The plants are supposedly resistant to the rice blast fungus Pyricularia oryzae, which can lead to crop failure. Some other European countries such as Belgium, the UK, Sweden and…


  • Belgian expert commission presents misleading report on NGT plants

    Reasoning for deregulation without substance

    Most experts from EU member states are likely to find the latest report from the Belgian Superior Health Council (SHC) not very helpful. Apparently, the report was published to support the Belgian Council Presidency and the EU Commission in their efforts to deregulate plants obtained by new genetic engineering (NGT). However, the content is disappointing…


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